Ian Gartshore
Marriage & Family Therapist, MTh Verified
Verified
Nanaimo, BC V9R
When life is difficult the resulting symptoms usually include depression, anxiety, fear, anger and/or withdrawal. Rather than avoiding these states I have helped hundreds of clients turn them into resources, significantly improving their lives --usually after only a few sessions. I have 25+ years experience working with couples, individuals, families and groups, and have supervised 20+ new therapists. I specialize with couples, helping them to move beyond arguing, tension, anger, resentment and distancing into happy couples. My clients turn their problems into workable solutions. Free tips: www.shorecounselling.ca.
Person-Centered
(855) 336-1330
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Nanaimo, BC V9R
Person-Centered
When life is difficult the resulting symptoms usually include depression, anxiety, fear, anger and/or withdrawal. Rather than avoiding these states I have helped hundreds of clients turn them into resources, significantly improving their lives --usually after only a few sessions. I have 25+ years experience working with couples, individuals, families and groups, and have supervised 20+ new therapists. I specialize with couples, helping them to move beyond arguing, tension, anger, resentment and distancing into happy couples. My clients turn their problems into workable solutions. Free tips: www.shorecounselling.ca.
Alice Curitz
Counsellor, MA, RCC, CCC Verified
Verified
Nanaimo, BC V9S
Sometimes it can feel like we're stuck, lost and have to try to figure it out alone. I'm here to support you in redefining who you are and what you want. Create the life you truly deserve by working through the tough stuff and embracing your unique abilities. I believe that connection is what helps us to heal and grow. My practice is based on building an authentic connection with you in order to help you become empowered to reach your goals. I work with clients across Canada via video chat and phone.
Person-Centered
(778) 901-2715
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Nanaimo, BC V9S
Person-Centered
Sometimes it can feel like we're stuck, lost and have to try to figure it out alone. I'm here to support you in redefining who you are and what you want. Create the life you truly deserve by working through the tough stuff and embracing your unique abilities. I believe that connection is what helps us to heal and grow. My practice is based on building an authentic connection with you in order to help you become empowered to reach your goals. I work with clients across Canada via video chat and phone.
Anna Walker Counselling
Counsellor, CHT, MC, CCC Verified
Verified
Nanaimo, BC V9S
I work in an integrative way. What we do and how we approach it will depend on what works best for you and what you need at this time. Some people know exactly what they want to work on. Other people come because something doesn't feel right or they're not functioning as well as they could but they're not sure at first why that is. Others come even though things are going well but they'd like to develop greater awareness or fulfilment in life. We will work together to develop an approach that suits you.
Person-Centered
(844) 511-7032
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Nanaimo, BC V9S
Person-Centered
I work in an integrative way. What we do and how we approach it will depend on what works best for you and what you need at this time. Some people know exactly what they want to work on. Other people come because something doesn't feel right or they're not functioning as well as they could but they're not sure at first why that is. Others come even though things are going well but they'd like to develop greater awareness or fulfilment in life. We will work together to develop an approach that suits you.
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Lianne Walker
Counsellor, MA, RCC Verified
Verified
Nanaimo, BC V9R
I believe that each person’s journey is unique and the knowledge and life experiences that you bring to this process are essential to the support and development of compassionate self-care that is in line with your own values, beliefs and resources. The foundation of my counselling practice is a client-centered approach to facilitate the rediscovery of self, the healing or management of pain, and incorporation of the practice of mindfulness and self-compassion into your life.
Person-Centered
(778) 402-9765
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Nanaimo, BC V9R
Person-Centered
I believe that each person’s journey is unique and the knowledge and life experiences that you bring to this process are essential to the support and development of compassionate self-care that is in line with your own values, beliefs and resources. The foundation of my counselling practice is a client-centered approach to facilitate the rediscovery of self, the healing or management of pain, and incorporation of the practice of mindfulness and self-compassion into your life.
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Johanne Saraceno
Counsellor, MA, RCC Verified
Verified
Nanaimo, BC V9S
Relationship and safety are two core concepts that guide my approach to practice. A grounded understanding in the neurobiology of development and trauma, the role of attachment experiences, as well as contextual factors and a belief in the body’s inherent capacity for healing help inform my assessment and interventions. We heal through knowing ourselves and in connection to the world and the relationships around us.
Person-Centered
(778) 784-4190
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Nanaimo, BC V9S
Person-Centered
Relationship and safety are two core concepts that guide my approach to practice. A grounded understanding in the neurobiology of development and trauma, the role of attachment experiences, as well as contextual factors and a belief in the body’s inherent capacity for healing help inform my assessment and interventions. We heal through knowing ourselves and in connection to the world and the relationships around us.
Deborah Seabrook
Counsellor, PhD, MMT, MTA, RCC Verified
Verified
Nanaimo, BC V9R
I blend clinical counselling and music therapy to help you thrive. Music and creativity can be the path to healing, but sometimes can also be the cause of suffering. My personal journey through music and healing showed me that it is possible to reconnect to the feelings of enjoyment, satisfaction and freedom that we had when we were first exploring music and bring them into our lives and creative practices today. I have the honour to share this journey with others looking to reclaim the positive power of music in their lives. No previous musical training is necessary to benefit, just a desire to connect with your creative self.
Person-Centered
(647) 370-0263
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Nanaimo, BC V9R
Person-Centered
I blend clinical counselling and music therapy to help you thrive. Music and creativity can be the path to healing, but sometimes can also be the cause of suffering. My personal journey through music and healing showed me that it is possible to reconnect to the feelings of enjoyment, satisfaction and freedom that we had when we were first exploring music and bring them into our lives and creative practices today. I have the honour to share this journey with others looking to reclaim the positive power of music in their lives. No previous musical training is necessary to benefit, just a desire to connect with your creative self.
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Chris J Clarke
Counsellor, MACP, RCC Verified
Verified
Nanaimo, BC V9R
Providing help for: Relationship Issues, Depression, Anxiety, Grief & Loss, Addictions, Personal Growth, Abuse, Parenting, Anger Management, Stress, Guilt, Insomnia, Family, Trauma, Spiritual...
Person-Centered
(778) 766-4468
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Nanaimo, BC V9R
Person-Centered
Providing help for: Relationship Issues, Depression, Anxiety, Grief & Loss, Addictions, Personal Growth, Abuse, Parenting, Anger Management, Stress, Guilt, Insomnia, Family, Trauma, Spiritual...
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Lynette Walker
Counsellor, MA Verified
Verified
Nanaimo, BC V9R
Human suffering at any age takes many forms. Conflicts and breakdowns in relationships of all kinds are not uncommon. Life can be traumatic or at the very least, unsettling. Self esteem sometimes needs reshaping or recharging. Alienation, frustration, chronic anxiety and worry take their toll, often experienced as fatigue and lowered immunity to illness and burnout. Fear, grief, indecision, shame and guilt can be paralyzing. Has life lost its meaning and direction? I am here to help you find your way again.
Person-Centered
(778) 770-0859
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Nanaimo, BC V9R
Person-Centered
Human suffering at any age takes many forms. Conflicts and breakdowns in relationships of all kinds are not uncommon. Life can be traumatic or at the very least, unsettling. Self esteem sometimes needs reshaping or recharging. Alienation, frustration, chronic anxiety and worry take their toll, often experienced as fatigue and lowered immunity to illness and burnout. Fear, grief, indecision, shame and guilt can be paralyzing. Has life lost its meaning and direction? I am here to help you find your way again.
Juliana Herlaar
Counsellor, RTC Verified
Verified
Nanaimo, BC V9R
Have you ever been described as ‘too sensitive’? Do you feel like you lose sight of who you are in relationship? Do you struggle with creating boundaries & communicating your needs? You may be a Highly Sensitive Person (HSP) or Empath. HSPs & Empaths are keenly tuned to the needs of other people. This can be exhausting which may lead to anxiety, depression & struggle with body image. My integrated approach helps you to filter through the endless information, advice & overwhelming pressures surrounding you by reconnecting to your body & intuition. Head on over to my website and grab my Free Guide to Boundaries.
Person-Centered
(604) 210-6354
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Nanaimo, BC V9R
Person-Centered
Have you ever been described as ‘too sensitive’? Do you feel like you lose sight of who you are in relationship? Do you struggle with creating boundaries & communicating your needs? You may be a Highly Sensitive Person (HSP) or Empath. HSPs & Empaths are keenly tuned to the needs of other people. This can be exhausting which may lead to anxiety, depression & struggle with body image. My integrated approach helps you to filter through the endless information, advice & overwhelming pressures surrounding you by reconnecting to your body & intuition. Head on over to my website and grab my Free Guide to Boundaries.
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Jodie Smith
Counsellor, MA, MEd, RCC Verified
Verified
Nanaimo, BC V9R
To conceptualize therapy, the following might be a helpful picture. Recently, we decided to hatch our own chickens. After a couple of weeks, we candled the eggs to get a glimpse inside. The glimpse was amazing and mysterious—we could see life happening beneath the shell. This is what often happens in a counselling session; we look beneath the “shell” and get a glimpse of the mystery and complexity of the human experience. From this deeper looker inside, we have many choices and changes that are possible.
Person-Centered
(778) 767-5970
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Nanaimo, BC V9R
Person-Centered
To conceptualize therapy, the following might be a helpful picture. Recently, we decided to hatch our own chickens. After a couple of weeks, we candled the eggs to get a glimpse inside. The glimpse was amazing and mysterious—we could see life happening beneath the shell. This is what often happens in a counselling session; we look beneath the “shell” and get a glimpse of the mystery and complexity of the human experience. From this deeper looker inside, we have many choices and changes that are possible.
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Julie MacNaughton
Counsellor, MA, RCC Verified
Verified
Nanaimo, BC V9R
I believe people are the expert of their own lives and will work with you in accessing your own inner strength and knowledge. When people are living as their authentic selves, people will experience more joy, wellness and fewer symptoms associated with stress. I will support you in finding your inner strengths, develop new coping strategies and enrich your quality of life. My goal is to help you learn about your authentic self through learning techniques and coping strategies to help you live your best life and feeling empowered. I am offering video sessions only at this time.
Person-Centered
(604) 332-1559
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Nanaimo, BC V9R
Person-Centered
I believe people are the expert of their own lives and will work with you in accessing your own inner strength and knowledge. When people are living as their authentic selves, people will experience more joy, wellness and fewer symptoms associated with stress. I will support you in finding your inner strengths, develop new coping strategies and enrich your quality of life. My goal is to help you learn about your authentic self through learning techniques and coping strategies to help you live your best life and feeling empowered. I am offering video sessions only at this time.
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Veronica Harris
Counsellor, MACP, RCC Verified
Verified
Nanaimo, BC V9R
I'm here to see your struggle and hear your story. In my practice I value the opportunity to work with individuals who are experiencing grief and loss, depression and anxiety, parenting and family challenges, and the impacts of trauma. As a clinical counsellor and a mother I offer support to women throughout motherhood, addressing concerns for postpartum depression and anxiety, transitioning to motherhood, intimate partner challenges, burnout, pregnancy and postpartum loss, and processing birth trauma. I work in collaboration with the client to explore the issues and to support their emotional wellbeing and personal growth.
Person-Centered
(778) 800-6565
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Nanaimo, BC V9R
Person-Centered
I'm here to see your struggle and hear your story. In my practice I value the opportunity to work with individuals who are experiencing grief and loss, depression and anxiety, parenting and family challenges, and the impacts of trauma. As a clinical counsellor and a mother I offer support to women throughout motherhood, addressing concerns for postpartum depression and anxiety, transitioning to motherhood, intimate partner challenges, burnout, pregnancy and postpartum loss, and processing birth trauma. I work in collaboration with the client to explore the issues and to support their emotional wellbeing and personal growth.
Sonder Haven Counselling
Counsellor, MA, RCC Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Nanaimo, BC V9R
I'm a genderqueer trans counsellor who works with adults, youth, and families to gently explore difficulties while affirming the ways people are already working towards their own healing. Right now we are dealing with a lot: COVID-19, the ongoing and escalating police violence against Black and Indigenous peoples, as well as the ongoing racism against Asian and South Asian communities and Hispanic and Latin communities. In these times we need to find ways to support each other through the isolation, uncertainty and hardships. I offer several sliding scale options to make counselling as accessible as possible.
Person-Centered
(778) 400-6352
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Office is near:
Nanaimo, BC V9R
Person-Centered
I'm a genderqueer trans counsellor who works with adults, youth, and families to gently explore difficulties while affirming the ways people are already working towards their own healing. Right now we are dealing with a lot: COVID-19, the ongoing and escalating police violence against Black and Indigenous peoples, as well as the ongoing racism against Asian and South Asian communities and Hispanic and Latin communities. In these times we need to find ways to support each other through the isolation, uncertainty and hardships. I offer several sliding scale options to make counselling as accessible as possible.
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Vibrancy Counselling Services
Counsellor, PhD, RCC Verified
Verified
Nanaimo, BC V9R
My approach incorporates using knowledge of human design and development to provide a supportive framework from which to normalize and understand concerning emotional experience. I generally employ Schema Therapy to aid clients to identify self-limiting core beliefs and their origins. Somatic (body) awareness may be offered to enhance client awareness. This is an optional, skill-based, self-delivered aspect of treatment. Clients desiring to understand troubling emotional responses to situations, including relationships, stress, depression and anxiety, have consistently benefitted from the above approach.
Person-Centered
(844) 533-0453
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Nanaimo, BC V9R
Person-Centered
My approach incorporates using knowledge of human design and development to provide a supportive framework from which to normalize and understand concerning emotional experience. I generally employ Schema Therapy to aid clients to identify self-limiting core beliefs and their origins. Somatic (body) awareness may be offered to enhance client awareness. This is an optional, skill-based, self-delivered aspect of treatment. Clients desiring to understand troubling emotional responses to situations, including relationships, stress, depression and anxiety, have consistently benefitted from the above approach.
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Erin Albanese
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, RCC Verified
Verified
Nanaimo, BC V9R
Do you find yourself trapped in the same argument you've had countless times before? Does it feel like you and a loved one speak different languages? Have you lost the "spark" in your romantic relationship? Are you struggling with family dynamics, past hurt, or breaking a destructive cycle? The good news is that you are not alone - especially during these challenging times. Every healthy and honest relationship encounters conflict. The challenging part is how we navigate it. Our approaches can make-or-break our relationships and sometimes ourselves, in the process.
Person-Centered
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Nanaimo, BC V9R
Person-Centered
Do you find yourself trapped in the same argument you've had countless times before? Does it feel like you and a loved one speak different languages? Have you lost the "spark" in your romantic relationship? Are you struggling with family dynamics, past hurt, or breaking a destructive cycle? The good news is that you are not alone - especially during these challenging times. Every healthy and honest relationship encounters conflict. The challenging part is how we navigate it. Our approaches can make-or-break our relationships and sometimes ourselves, in the process.
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Katelin Wyness
Counsellor, MCP, RCC Verified
Verified
Nanaimo, BC V9S
I work with people who are feeling stuck on something in life and would like to move through it. Whether it's anxiety, low mood, challenging circumstances or anything else life has thrown at you, together we can work on it. Along with offering support and a safe space to speak, we can come up with a plan that uses your individual strengths to create and sustain positive change.
Person-Centered
(604) 243-2863
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Nanaimo, BC V9S
Person-Centered
I work with people who are feeling stuck on something in life and would like to move through it. Whether it's anxiety, low mood, challenging circumstances or anything else life has thrown at you, together we can work on it. Along with offering support and a safe space to speak, we can come up with a plan that uses your individual strengths to create and sustain positive change.
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Kyle Cheveldayoff
Psychologist, MCPsyc, MScReha, BScKin Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Nanaimo, BC V9R
Mind-Body Health: I assist people in developing three fundamental human "systems" of Mind, Body, and Spirit/Energy. These three interactive Systems work at the same time, like three cogs in a machine, and are somewhat unique to each person according to their outlook on life and the context they find themselves in. For example the Fear around COVID has brought forth additional stressors to impact these Systems by activating the sympathetic nervous system (the fight/flight/freeze stress response). Together we will develop practical life "experiments" to better activate these Systems for psychological flexibility (e.g., meditation)
Person-Centered
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Office is near:
Nanaimo, BC V9R
Person-Centered
Mind-Body Health: I assist people in developing three fundamental human "systems" of Mind, Body, and Spirit/Energy. These three interactive Systems work at the same time, like three cogs in a machine, and are somewhat unique to each person according to their outlook on life and the context they find themselves in. For example the Fear around COVID has brought forth additional stressors to impact these Systems by activating the sympathetic nervous system (the fight/flight/freeze stress response). Together we will develop practical life "experiments" to better activate these Systems for psychological flexibility (e.g., meditation)
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Kathryn Joy Atkinson
Counsellor, MA, RCC Verified
Verified
Nanaimo, BC V9T
Island Clinical Counselling is now practicing out of the Red Canoe. New clients are now being accepted for appointments in May. To all of you who feel weary, frightened, overwhelmed, alone: take refuge here. You are not alone. There is hope. Although the waves seem too rough, they can be calmed. Let’s navigate these storms together. I am Kathryn Atkinson and I want to provide you with a safe space to share your struggles, be truly heard, and understood. Together we will find ways to increase your resilience and climb those mountains that seem insurmountable or traverse those dark storms that seem unending.
Person-Centered
(778) 718-5446
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Nanaimo, BC V9T
Person-Centered
Island Clinical Counselling is now practicing out of the Red Canoe. New clients are now being accepted for appointments in May. To all of you who feel weary, frightened, overwhelmed, alone: take refuge here. You are not alone. There is hope. Although the waves seem too rough, they can be calmed. Let’s navigate these storms together. I am Kathryn Atkinson and I want to provide you with a safe space to share your struggles, be truly heard, and understood. Together we will find ways to increase your resilience and climb those mountains that seem insurmountable or traverse those dark storms that seem unending.
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The Therapy Place Counselling Group LTD
Counsellor, MC, RCC Verified
Verified
Nanaimo, BC V9R
I specialize in the areas of anxiety, depression, and addiction. In my experience, anxiety and depression often show up together. When they take hold, we frequently fall into traps of addiction in efforts to numb the emotional pain. Addictions can be an effective short-term strategy, but they are not a solution that brings healing. Instead, they increase the pre-existing symptoms, usually adding a whole new set of problems as well. Whether it is a gambling addiction, an online gaming addiction, a shopping addiction, pornography addiction, a substance use addiction (etc), my training and skills are focussed on your healing, growth, and freedom.
Person-Centered
(250) 616-3579
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Nanaimo, BC V9R
Person-Centered
I specialize in the areas of anxiety, depression, and addiction. In my experience, anxiety and depression often show up together. When they take hold, we frequently fall into traps of addiction in efforts to numb the emotional pain. Addictions can be an effective short-term strategy, but they are not a solution that brings healing. Instead, they increase the pre-existing symptoms, usually adding a whole new set of problems as well. Whether it is a gambling addiction, an online gaming addiction, a shopping addiction, pornography addiction, a substance use addiction (etc), my training and skills are focussed on your healing, growth, and freedom.
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Monique Hoving-Smeets
Counsellor, MAMFT Verified
Verified
Nanaimo, BC V9V
Life can throw some unexpected curve balls that can impact us in ways we did not anticipate. This can range from certain family dynamics that have shaped and impacted us in ways that is less than desirable to traumatic or distressing events that are impacting us on a daily basis. Such incidents could have taken place throughout life within the context of your social network, workplace or learning environments, church or religious affiliated organizations or even whilst driving. Through the use of various therapies we focus on reducing or eliminating impact and hopefully restoring life balance.
Person-Centered
(604) 265-5856
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Nanaimo, BC V9V
Person-Centered
Life can throw some unexpected curve balls that can impact us in ways we did not anticipate. This can range from certain family dynamics that have shaped and impacted us in ways that is less than desirable to traumatic or distressing events that are impacting us on a daily basis. Such incidents could have taken place throughout life within the context of your social network, workplace or learning environments, church or religious affiliated organizations or even whilst driving. Through the use of various therapies we focus on reducing or eliminating impact and hopefully restoring life balance.

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Therapists in Nanaimo are able to work with a wide range of issues.

For example, if you're seeking a marriage counsellor in Nanaimo you'll find that most therapists are trained in marriage counselling or couples counselling in Nanaimo and couples therapy. And they welcome families for family counselling in Nanaimo or family therapy in Nanaimo.